PLATT BRIDGE is a settlement in the
Metropolitan Borough of Wigan
Metropolitan Borough of Wigan ,
Greater Manchester England, 2 miles (3.2 km) south of
centre along the spine of the
A573 road . Historically part of
Lancashire , the area is now a residential suburb of Wigan. The first
Platt Bridge in documents occurs in 1599. The name comes
from "plat" or "platte" meaning a foot-bridge.
Platt Bridge borders Abram ,
Bryn , Bamfurlong, Hindley and
Ince-in-Makerfield . Platt Bridge's border with Bamfurlong is marked
by the Leigh branch of the
Leeds and Liverpool Canal
Leeds and Liverpool Canal .
Two railways pass through Platt Bridge; one, the West Coast Main Line
, the other a disused industrial line.
Platt Bridge had a railway
station on the Manchester and
Wigan Railway line that closed in 1969.
Two schools in Platt Bridge, Low Hall County Primary School and Saint
Nathaniel's C.E. Primary were closed and amalgamated into a new school
Platt Bridge Community School, designed by NPS and opened in November
2006. It is a modern 'state-of-the-art' extended school. In addition
there is a
Sure Start children's centre, a family centre and a
children's and adults' public library. On the site, there is a primary
care trust health facility and a housing office.
There are four churches in the area: the parish church St Nathaniel's
England ), built in 1905; Holy Family an Independent
Methodist Chapel (
Methodist ); and a Church of Christ (Churches of
On 31 May 2012, the Olympic Torch precession passed through Platt
Bridge en route from
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